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About me

About me
I am an experienced & professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with many years of experience working in both private practice and in more specialised counselling organisations. My practise is based in the Camden area of London. I offer both short and long term counselling to individuals and couples as well as running personal development groups. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential, safe space, in which to explore whatever is currently troubling you and my approach is both relational and creative. No problem is too small and all pain is recognised as hurting.

What therapy can offer
Coming to counselling can be the first step in accepting that life does not have to be this way, change can occur and change can be scary. I see both men and women for a wide range of different issues including anxiety & depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, and many other issues that people may seek therapy for. I have experience of working with mental health difficulties and with clients who have experienced early childhood trauma.

I will explore with you whatever you choose to bring at a pace that is determined by you.


About Gestalt
Gestalt psychotherapy and counselling works with the body as well as with the mind and emphasises how we relate to ourselves, others and the wider environment. Gestalt Therapy emphasises the growth of awareness and my role as a therapist is to work with you to raise your awareness of yourself and your thoughts, feelings and embodied sensations so that you can make sense of what is going on for you. I will work holistically and compassionately with you (and with your partner if you are coming for couples counselling) to explore any difficult or painful issues you may be facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling


I also run regular Personal Development Groups.
Please email me for further information.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

8-26 Bath Street, London, EC1V

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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